These Christmas party games are guaranteed to make even the lamest Christmas party entertaining! With 48 of the absolute best Christmas games for adults and kids, there’s really something for everyone and every type of party! Fun Christmas games, free Christmas games, and even Christmas games to play with big groups!
the Best Christmas Party Games
With all of the holiday parties, you’re bound to need at least a couple of fun Christmas games to play! Lucky for you, I’ve gone through the trouble of collecting 45 of my favorite Christmas party games from all over the internet! Now all you have to do is play!
I’ve split them into sections for you to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Click on the link below to jump right to that section!
Christmas Party Games Index
- Active Christmas Party Games
- Gift Exchange Christmas Games
- Gift Giving Christmas Games
- Christmas Games for Adults
- Printable Christmas Games
- Other Christmas Party Games
Active Christmas Party Games
Christmas is one of the most perfect times to get up and move and these active Christmas party games will get your group doing just that!
These are best played with groups of at least eight or more but you can totally play it with less if necessary!
1 – Christmas Minute to Win It Games
2 – Twelve Days of Christmas Minute to Win It Games
If those minute to win it games weren’t enough, try these ones inspired by the twelve days of Christmas song. They include everything from tossing bears to laying goose eggs! They’re hilarious and so much fun.
Get the 12 days of Christmas game ideas here.
3 – Candy Cane Olympics
Get your friends and family together for a candy cane Olympics! Ten fun candy cane games that players of any age can play! Play in teams and the team who wins the most events wins it all!
Get all the candy cane game ideas here!
4 – Nutcracker Games
Host your very own nutcracker games using nuts, nut containers, and nutcrackers! Similar to the candy cane Olympics except with a nutcracker theme! We did our own nutcracker games this year, and I haven’t laughed so hard in a really long time!
Get the instructions and all of the nutty nutcracker games here.
5 – Reindeer Games
Santa’s reindeer never let Rudolph join in any of the reindeer games but that doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t! This set of 12 reindeer games is hilarious, great for any age, and for any size group!
Get the instructions and all the reindeer games here!
6 – Holiday How Do You Doo
In this song, you have to doo your way to holiday victory by singing popular Christmas songs (use this Christmas playlist) and getting your team to guess them. But beware, you can only use the word doo when you sing!
Get the instructions and more awesome party games for adults here.
7 – Lump of Coal Christmas Saran Wrap Game
In this hilarious game, you wrap up a bunch of small prizes and gifts (quarters, candy, gift cards) in a big ball of saran wrap.
What makes this game way more fun than a typical saran wrap ball game is the addition of coal cards that make people do things like wrap the ball behind their back, name five of Santa’s reindeer before they unwrap, and so on.
It’s hilarious and one of our new favorites! Get the coal cards and Christmas saran wrap game rules here.
8 – Christmas Name That Tune
This game is fun for anyone who loves music but may not be able to sing (even in doo form)! See who can guess popular Christmas songs first in this Christmas name that tune game.
Or try one of these two other Christmas name that tune variations that have people singing their Ho Ho Ho’s and trying to get teammates to guess Christmas songs!
9 – The First Noel
In this hilarious game, teams compete to be able to come up with items in different categories that don’t have the letter L. It’s harder than it looks and hilarious to watch people try and figure out things that work while the time is running down!
Get the first noel game instructions here!
10 – Christmas Charades
In this fun game, players have to act out Christmas words and get their team to guess them before the time runs out.
Or try one of these five different Christmas charades games – different than the classic Christmas charades! Or if you’d rather draw than act, Christmas pictionary works with the words too!
Get all the Christmas charades and pictionary words here!
11 – Christmas Kisses Game
This is my new favorite Christmas game! Ask true or false Christmas trivia questions to cover your tree! First one to cover the tree wins and with true or false questions, you never know who is going to win!
Get the game card and over 300 trivia questions in this family-friendly Christmas trivia game here!
12 – Let’s Make A Deal
In this fun Christmas edition of the popular game show, players get the chance to win cash, gift cards, and prizes but only if they’re willing to risk it all! It’s a fun risk and reward type game that’s a blast for the holidays!
Get the full Let’s Make A Deal game rules here.
Gift Exchange Christmas Party Games
13 – Holiday Hustle
This hilarious gift exchange game is going viral all over social media right now for good reason! It’s the fastest and funniest gift exchange you’ll ever do because it’s played with an hourglass timer!
Get the full rules and instructions for holiday hustle.
14 – Deck the Cards Gift Exchange
If you like gift exchanges where gifts move around a lot, try this one this year! Everyone starts with a gift and the gifts move, get opened, and even stolen as people flip over playing cards!
This is the gift exchange we did this year, and it’s an absolute blast! Get the deck of cards gift exchange here!
15 – Santa’s Helper Gift Exchange
This may be my favorite gift exchange idea ever. Instead of fighting for a gift for yourself, you get to play the part of Santa’s elf and fight for a gift for someone else.
It’s amazing how one simple switch can change everything. Get the full rules and printables for this Santa’s Helper gift exchange here.
16 – Switch Steal Unwrap Dice Gift Exchange Game
In this simple dice gift exchange game, everyone rolls a dice to see what happens with their gift – unwrap, switch, or steal! It’s one of my most viral games ever and still one of my favorites!
Get the rules and printable or this dice gift exchange game here.
17 – Card Gift Exchange Game
In this non traditional gift exchange, you pick a 12 days of Christmas inspired card and it tells you what to do. Switch gifts left, steal a gift from someone else, unwrap two gifts, and so on.
Get the 12 days of Christmas party ideas and printable cards here here.
Or if you want a set of cards that are not 12 days of Christmas inspired, here’s a great set of gift exchange card ideas that are just generally Christmas themed.
18 – Heads or Tails Gift Exchange
Don’t want to decide whether to steal a gift or not? Let a coin decide in this fun gift exchange idea.
Get the heads or tails gift exchange instructions here.
19 – Scrooge Your Neighbor Game
This is another Christmas party game that includes cards but instead of using cards to tell you what to do – the Scrooge Your Neighbor cards give you special actions you can take during the exchange.
Scrooge blocks a steal, Tiny Tim unfreezes a gift that’s been frozen, and so on.
Get the free scrooge your neighbor gift exchange here.
20 – Left Right Christmas Game
In this fun gift exchange game, everyone sits in a circle and starts with a gift in their hands. As you read a poem that’s filled with the words right and left, you pass the gifts right or left. It’s crazy, fun, and absolutely hilarious!
We did this for our mug exchange this year, and it was the perfect way to switch gifts!
Get two free printable left right Christmas game poems here – one that’s more suited for adults and one that’s a Disney themed one for kids!
21 – Rock Paper Switch Gift Exchange Game
Who doesn’t love a good game of rock paper scissors? This game combines a traditional gift exchange game with the classic game of rock paper scissors. It’s epic and amazing.
Get full instructions for the rock paper switch game here!
22 – December Dice Exchange
Similar to the switch steal unwrap game above, in this game you use dice to determine what happens to the gifts. But instead of actions happening to one gift, they’re happening to everyone in the circle. Round and round the gift goes, where they’ll stop nobody knows!
This is a simple and fun one and great if you have a group who might get offended by stealing. Get the rules and printable gift exchange games here.
23 – Never Have I Ever Christmas Gift Game
If you’ve ever played never have I ever, this is a version of that game except with gifts. It’s hilarious, fun, and a great way to get to know a little bit more about each other.
It’s also good if you don’t want to deal with any stealing or hurt feelings!
Get the never have I ever questions and game instructions here.
24- Grinch Gift Exchange
This fun Grinch gift game is like a left right game a Grinch inspired one! Pass the presents around the circle while you read the book, you never know where they’re going to end up!
Get the Grinch gift exchange details here!
Gift Giving Christmas Party Games
Sometimes you don’t actually want people to bring gifts for a gift exchange (like in the games above). Sometimes you just want to give people gifts – or you want to have people chip in so you can buy all the gifts.
These gift giving games are perfect for those times. And honestly, it’s the season of giving so these are some of my favorite games of all!
25 – Grinch Grab Punch Game
Make this quick and easy Grinch inspired Christmas punch game then let people punch out a prize either just because or if they complete a challenge! Make it a great game for teens and adults with the addition of stealing hearts! This is one you’ll play for years to come!
26 – Santa’s Grab Bag
In this hilarious game, everyone passes around a bag of wrapped gifts like you would if you’re playing hot potato! When the music stops, the person holding the bag picks out a gift and has to complete a challenge to win the gift!
It’s a game of luck, skill, and just a lot of fun! Get the Santa’s Grab bag game rules (and challenge ideas) here.
27 – Ping Pong Prize Game
In this hilarious game, you put a bunch of prizes out on a ping pong table (if you don’t have a table, this kit turns any table into a ping pong table). Players answer Christmas trivia questions and if they answer correctly, they get a chance to try and hit a prize!
Get all the rules for these fun ping pong games here.
28 – Pass the Gift Game
In this game you wrap up one gift (typically something good like a gift card) a whole bunch of times with lines of a poem in between layers. Start the gift with someone in the room and they unwrap a layer then read the note on the card telling you where to pass the present.
Keep passing the gift around until some lucky winner unwraps the final gift! Get four free poems and pass the gift game instructions here.
29 – Don’t Eat Santa
This fun press your luck style game will have players trying to win prizes while trying to avoid Santa who will make them lose all of their gifts! It’s hilarious to watch and so much fun to play!
Get the don’t eat Santa game instructions here.
30 – Reindeer Hunt
In this fun game, players have to find all of the reindeer to win a prize! It’s an active hunt that will keep kids and adults searching for magical reindeer! This is a fun and interactive way to give out a little Christmas magic!
Get the rules and printable reindeer hunt cards here.
31 – Stack Attack
This is one of our new favorite party games! The basic idea is that teams have to try and answer Christmas trivia questions of some sort – movie quotes, name that tune, regular Christmas trivia – to win the chance to place disks in a connect four game. Last one to fill the column wins the prize!
It’s another you’ve gotta take some risk to win, but it’s a lot of fun! Get all the rules for this Stack Attack party game here.
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Fun Christmas Games for Adults
These Christmas games for adults are great for large groups, office parties, or Christmas Eve activities! Don’t forget to pick up some gift cards, Christmas candy, or Christmas movies as prizes for the winners!
32 – Christmas Movie Bingo
Buy some Christmas movies as prizes and get ready for a round of Christmas bingo! In this Christmas movie edition of the classic bingo game, you either have to match movies or popular movie quotes with holiday classics!
Get the free printable Christmas movie bingo cards here.
33 – Christmas Jeopardy
This Christmas version of the classic game show is great for teens and adults! See how many Christmas questions you can get right then wager it all in final Jeopardy! The game comes with two full sets of questions plus tips on how to make your own Jeopardy board!
Get the Christmas Jeopardy game here.
34 – Christmas Rhyme Time
In this fun game, players have to come up with new rhyming versions of Christmas lyrics! But watch out, don’t match someone else’s rhyme or yours doesn’t count! A printable game PLUS two additional interactive versions that would be great for the entire family!
Get the free printable Christmas rhyme game here.
35 – Christmas Movie Games
Three fun Christmas movie games that have people guessing popular Christmas movies based on quotes, plot sub-titles, and even names you might’ve found in the thesaurus!
Adults and teens will absolutely love these Christmas movie trivia games!
36 – Christmas Emoji Game
How well do you know your Christmas movies? Enough to know how they’re written in emoji form? This Christmas emoji game is a lot of fun and great for adults or teens who will know these Christmas movies!
Get the free printable Christmas emoji game here.
37 – Christmas Family Feud
Okay so this game isn’t technically just for adults, but you’re going to want some adults involved when you’re playing it to be able to get all the answers.
Inspired by the game show Family Feud, this game has you competing as teams (or families) to guess the most popular answers to questions like Name a Popular Christmas song.
Get the free printable family feud game here. And if you’ve played before, there are all new questions for this year!
38 – Christmas Trivia
See how well you know popular Christmas facts with these fun Christmas trivia questions! Over 75 Christmas trivia questions ranging from easy enough for kids to ones that’ll challenge even trivia buffs!
Get all the printable Christmas trivia questions here.
39 – Christmas Scattergories
A Christmas version of one of my favorite board games for adults – in Christmas scattegories, everyone has to come up with Christmas answers for individual categories without matching someone else’s answer.
It’s tricky, fun, and great for teens and adults! Get the Christmas scattergories cards here!
40 – Christmas Price is Right
See who can guess the prices of popular Christmas items like stockings and ornaments in this fun holiday themed version of the game show! This printable game is simple to play and great for adults who will likely have a better grasp of prices than younger friends!
Get the printable Christmas price is right game here!
41 – Christmas Carol Chaos Game
See if you can figure out the real names of these mixed up Christmas carols. Some of them like quiet after duck are easy and some are definitely more challenging!
42 – Christmas Paper Plate Game
In this fun game, players are directed to draw things while holding a paper plate on top of their head. Compete to see who can get closest to the actual drawing!
Printable Christmas Party Games
These are the simplest of all of the Christmas party games. Just download, print, and play. If you’re gonna try out bingo, these bingo stampers are a hit with the kids and holiday candy is a hit with the adults for markers.
43 – Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Kids always love scavenger hunts where they have to solve different clues and riddles to find a treasure at the end!
This Christmas one will have them trying to chase down a sneaky elf who leaves them a fun Christmas themed surprise.
Get the free printable Christmas scavenger hunt here.
44 – Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
Instead of sending people around the house chasing Christmas clues, send them around the neighborhood looking for Christmas light instead with this Christmas light scavenger hunt!
Get the free printable Christmas light hunt here.
45 – Christmas Seek & Find Hunt
This fun Christmas scavenger hunt will have kids, teens, or adults running around trying to find items on this Christmas list! This one is great for playing at home, at a party, around the neighborhood or even virtually via zoom!
46 – Roll a Christmas Tree Game
Don’t want to roll a snowman? You could try this roll a Christmas tree game instead – same idea just rolling a Christmas tree instead of a snowman.
Get full instructions and the free printable roll a Christmas tree dice game here.
47 – Roll a Snowman
Want to take it a step further? Try this roll a snowman game instead where you’re not only building a paper snowman (although there is that option) but also a marshmallow one! Kids will love this!
Get the printable roll a snowman game.
48 – Christmas Danger Words
Can you get your teammate to guess a specific word or phrase without them guessing the danger word? It sounds easy, but it’s not as easy as it sounds! This fun Christmas game is great for smaller groups and families!
Get the Christmas danger words here.
49 – Christmas Bingo
Use these cute Christmas bingo boards to play everyone’s favorite game! With over 40 unique Christmas bingo cards available, it’s a set that’s big enough for any size Christmas party!
Get the Christmas bingo cards here!
50 – Christmas Music Bingo
Switch things up from regular bingo and try a little Christmas music bingo this year! Play a Christmas song, match it on your card, and be the first to get five in a row to win!
Get the printable Christmas music bingo cards here.
51 – Christmas Would You Rather
This isn’t just your traditional would you rather game! Three different games all using hilarious Christmas would you rather questions will have your family and friends’ stomachs rolling with laughter just like Santa!
Get all the Christmas would you rather questions here.
52 – Christmas Outburst
This fun Christmas version of one of the most classic board games for adults will have everyone hollering out words to try and guess everything on a card for a particular category! It’s hilarious to play and even more hilarious to watch as people always tend to forget the most obvious answers!
Get the printable Christmas outburst game here.
53 – Christmas Word Search
This free printable Christmas word search is a great way to keeps the kids entertained while the adults are playing Christmas party games!
54 – Christmas i-Spy
This Christmas i-spy is another fun printable activity just for kids! See if you can find all of the holiday items hidden in the picture before moving onto some of these other Christmas activities.
55 – Christmas Mad Libs
While not technically a game, these are a fun Christmas activity for kids and can be played in lieu of a game! And they’re almost a fun as a game! Just fill in the blanks to make up some silly Christmas stories.
Get the Christmas mad libs here!
56 – Go Caroling Game
This fun Christmas version of the classic Go Fish game is a great Christmas matching game for kids to play at school, at Christmas parties, and just at home!
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Other Christmas Party Games
And if you don’t want to do any of the work, these games are ones you can order directly from Amazon. Just head over to Amazon, add to cart, and buy. Definitely the easy way to go and so fun!
- Reindeer Ring Toss
- Pass the Ugly Sweater Card Game
- A Christmas Story Board Game
- Christmas trivia game
- Pin the nose on the snowman game
- Christmas tree toss game
Other Great Party Games
If you don’t want necessarily Christmas party games, you could totally host a game night themed Christmas party with any of these great board games for adults! Or try one of these other fun party game ideas!
- Adult games (great for teens too)
- Outdoor games
- Party games for groups
- Water games (probably best if you’re in a warm state)
- Scavenger hunt ideas